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June 11, 2018 4:48 AM China's Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

BEIJING: Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the US withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday. Xi met one-on-one with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday following a two-day regional security summit in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao 50

June 10, 2018 2:26 AM First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies aged 90

LONDON: British actress Eunice Gayson, who played the first Bond girl, has died at the age of 90, the official 007 Twitter account said Saturday. Gayson played the spy's love interest Sylvia Trench opposite Sean Connery in the 1962 film Dr No, the first of the franchise, and then again in From Russia with Love. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara 58

June 9, 2018 11:58 PM Ronaldo's Portugal arrive in Russia for World Cup

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal arrived Saturday in Russia to begin final preparations for a World Cup campaign that pits them against arch-rivals Spain. The European champions play their Iberian neighbours in the 2014 Winter Olympics host city Sochi in the opening match for both nations Friday. The winner will be in pole position to come out on top in a Group 23

June 9, 2018 11:58 PM Neymar due to start Brazil's final World Cup warm-up

VIENNA: Neymar's Brazil put the finishing touches to their World Cup preparations against Austria on Sunday in a game coach Tite described as the "most difficult" of all their warm-ups on the road to Russia. Neyamr proved his fitness with an explosive return after injury, his stunning strike inspiring a 2-0 win over Croatia in Liverpool last weekend 76

June 9, 2018 11:58 PM Salah joins Egypt training, but doiesn't take part

CAIRO: Liverpool star Mohamed Salah turned up for Egypt training in Cairo on Saturday ahead of the Pharaohs' departure for the World Cup in Russia but didn't take part, AFP witnessed. Thousands of supporters turned up to watch Egypt's final, late night training session before taking flight for Russia, cheering wildly. Although dressed in kit, Salah stood 76

June 9, 2018 7:38 AM PANAMA HAVE ALREADY MADE HISTORY: EVERYTHING ELSE IS A BONUS

PANAMA CITY (dpa) – Panama are, along with Iceland, the only teams set to play their first-ever World Cup in Russia 2018. Panama earned their historic berth for the tournament with a dramatic and controversial 2-1 win against Costa Rica in the last round of qualifiers. The country’s population poured out onto the streets and Panamanian President Juan Carlos 23

June 9, 2018 5:03 AM Dialogue with Trump could be 'constructive': Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that dialogue with Donald Trump could be "constructive", in comments released after his US counterpart called for Russia to be re-admitted to the exclusive Group of Seven club of nations. Trump is "a serious-minded person who knows how to listen to people and respond to their arguments," Putin said in a Russian 44

June 8, 2018 3:35 AM Fekir to join Liverpool from Lyon: Reports

LONDON: Lyon captain Nabil Fekir is set to become Liverpool's latest signing in a £53 million (RM283 million) deal, according to British press reports on Thursday. Looking to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the Champions League final last month, Liverpool have already bolstered their midfield options for next season with the arrivals of Fabinho 69

June 8, 2018 1:26 AM UN Security Council sanctions six human traffickers operating in Libya

UNITED NATIONS, United States: The United Nations Security Council on Thursday slapped sanctions on six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya, a first for the world body, diplomats said. The process moved ahead when Russia "lifted its hold placed on the Dutch proposal" to include the six people on the sanctions blacklist, a diplomat 62

June 7, 2018 1:36 PM Russia will stay in Syria 'as long as beneficial': Putin

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russian forces would remain in Syria as long as it was in Moscow's interests, despite earlier announcing Russia's mission in the war-torn country was largely completed. "Our military is there to ensure Russia's interests in an important region of the world," Putin said in a response to a question during 64